Check out five books during the month of October and you’ll receive a chance for a prize you'll go batty for.



MARY L. COOK IRON CHEF: Grades 3 – 6 on Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 - 7:30 pm. Do you have what it takes to earn the title of Mary L. Cook Iron Chef?  Registration is required and limited to 20. Sign up at The Mary L. Cook Public Library beginning Oct. 8.  *Please identify any food allergies when registering for this program.

COLOR SCIENCE: Friday, Nov. 2 from 4:00 to 4:45 pm for preschoolers and a caregiver (3 yrs. - K).  We will be exploring the science behind color with hands on activities.  Preschoolers should bring an adult with them.  Required Registration will begin Oct. 22.

DONUTS WITH DAD: Saturday, Nov. 17, 10:00 – 11:00 am. Hey kids, bring Dad or that special person in your life to the library for a morning of fun!  We’ll provide donuts, drinks, and provide fun activities for all.  This is a come-and-go program and there is no need to be there the full hour.  So stop in for a few minutes for a snack and complete an activity or two.  Registration is required for this program and begins Oct. 29.  You may register by calling the library (513-897-4826). You “donut” want to miss it!



NEW SENSORY STORYTIME : Look for these storytimes returning in the fall.

DROP-IN STORYTIMES : Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm, or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs. Questions – please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten : In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 25 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1,000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading. Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

STORYTIME SUPERSTARS: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp!  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book!  We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: For 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am Or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm.  Registration requested and will begin end of August. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  Special Storytimes include Halloween Parties, Easter Egg Hunt, and more.  Watch for details.


For 2 years old & their caregivers on Tuesdays from 6:45 - 7:10 pm, Oct. 2 - Nov. 6.  Join us for stories, games, and many laughs.  Required registration.  Limit - 12 toddlers and 12 caregivers.


Begins Oct. 3.  Baby Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver.  Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am. Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood.   Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions.  If you have questions, please call Kathy Daniels - Youth Services.

Chapters Book Club is a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then we meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book.  The Chapters Book Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, October 16, from 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm.  Registration is required. Books should be available at front desk. 

Calling all bookworms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters on Tuesday, October 23, from 4pm - 5 pm. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack.  Books should be available to pick up the beginning of October. For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K) will begin meeting on Tuesday, October 23 from 6 pm - 6:30 pm. The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required.  Sign up now! Books will be available to pick up the beginning of October.